Date

Sunday Aug 23 2020

Time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost

Free

Labels

2020

LIVEstream.LOVE.WORLD Series #05 with Itamar Erez

DATE:             Sunday August 23, 2020
TIME:              2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
VENUE:          This Event will be Livestreamed
PRICE:            FREE (Donations Accepted)

* Please note that donations accepted to help the TD Niagara Jazz Festival (Registered Charity: #80107-7033-RR0001) continue to bring live music to Niagara and beyond. Thank you for supporting the arts!

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A huge thanks to the City of St. Catharines for their support!

 


ABOUT ITAMAR:

Itamar’s music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply. It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own.
Recipient of the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize, Itamar Erezis an internationally renowned composer and guitarist who has shared the stage with such musicians as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Tomatito, Avishai Cohen, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco, and others.

Itamar has released two CDs with his quartet The Adama Ensemble: “Desert Song” (2006) & “Hommage” (2010). “New Dawn” (2013), is a duet collaboration with Yshai Afterman (percussion), with special guest Antonio Serrano (harmonica).

His most recent CD  “Mi Alegria” was released in June 2019.

 

Itamar performs internationally and gives workshops and masterclasses, teaching his unique approach to music and guitar playing.  In recent years, Itamar has performed in Canada, USA, Israel, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Austria, Cyprus, Israel, India, Tunisia, Hungary, Colombia & Surinam. Itamar made his Carnegie Hall (NY) debut Apr 2018 performing with the Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble with Ara Dinjkian & Brian Keane as special guests.

Among the venues and festivals that Itamar played throughout his career were: Barbican Hall (London UK), Sydney Opera (Sydney, Australia), the Jerusalem Jazz Festival (Israel), Oman Opera House, The Megaron (Athens, Greece), Schauspiel Leipzig (Germany), Amsterdam Jewish Music Festival (Holland), the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall (NY), and others.

He is on the guitar faculty at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School Of Music.

Visit Itamar’s Website: www.itamarerez.com


ABOUT THE “LIVEStream.LOVE.WORLD.Series”

“We love organically grown events and this series is a prime example of that. In January of 2019, we started a series called “IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD” when local jazz pianist Doug Mundy asked us if we could store his Steinway grand piano at our Shady Acres Studio. We knew how our jazz fans LOVE the intimate concerts so we thought why not do one ‘In our own back yard’.

The first 4-part piano series was a huge success so we then decided to add another 4 shows and then another 2! 10 shows in total for 2019 and when the piano was removed we decided to continue with a guitar series. Part 4 of the guitar series came during the COVID-19 pandemic so we decided to adapt to the times. Our NEW live streamed events are now in YOUR own backyard.  ‘From our back yard to yours’

To align with our tag line:  LIVE LOVE JAZZ and the current situation, we have re-branded our series to be called the “LIVEStream.LOVE.JAZZ.Series”.

We do look forward to having our guests gather in our backyard again soon (when it is safe to do so) but until then we are thrilled to be able to live stream our events and to keep the music alive in Niagara and beyond”

Juliet Dunn and Peter Shea (Co-creators: Twilight Jazz Series and TD Niagara Jazz Festival)

Find us online : www.NiagaraJazzFestival.com
Call us at: 1-844-LIV-JAZZ (1-844-548-5299)

NIAGARA JAZZ FESTIVAL

PHOTOGRAPHERS: DAN BROWN / COSMO CONDINA / BILL BEARD